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as possible. mohammed fahmy joining us by phone now. what do you know about the negotiations and where they stand right now? >> i just got off the phone with a yrl and he informed me that two of his officers had visited the kidnappers on friday and saturday. they met the hostages and he unfortunately informed me that michel louis has suffered a diabetic attack. that's how he described it. he also mentioned that the kidnapper provided him with medicine that he got from the pharmacy. he's confirmed that the hostages are being moved around in different areas in sinai and that the kidnapper is very
look at the state of that church, and i used to live between jackson and -- i cannot remember the other street, washington -- and i know that church well. i used to vote at the elementary school. i know the neighborhood well and i know about the church. it was not in this shape until more recently. i have a hard time saying, gee, we should play this game again with a developer who, by the way, this is not their first time the radio. if you want to make changes to the project to work with the neighborhood, if you have had two years, a lot of time to work on this, even before the last hearing. i find it frustrating to the commissioners time and the public at large to have to have this conversation over and again when there is a very simple thing that we have asked, actually, early on, that was not done. we're not even talking about the building and at the scale. just talking about the bare minimum at this developer is from the community, is familiar with the planning process, unusual requests have not been made. i just find it really frustrating, frankly. in terms of ceqa, it is very clea
, we just want to let us innovate, let us do our thing. those areas of technology where entrepreneurs are allow today go forward are ones which would work great in countries around the world. that's all the opportunity you want. let innovation flourish. and to policymakers or lawmakers come down to this? do they enjoy seeing this? >> guest: they're very busy, and they do like coming down. it's tough getting them to las vegas. we think it's very important that policymakers see what the real world is like so they can make informed decisions when they're actually making votes and doing other things that are affecting, basically, how you can build products, what you can do, who you trade with, things like that. great american companies like apple and google and others are -- we have them here in the united states, and we have great international companies here. but it's working. the u.s. is the world leader. we want to keep it that way. but it's important we have the right policies. >> host: when we walked into the displays here, we saw your table, the cea table, and you had your legislat
will not hesitate to use chemical weapons -- the assad regime will not hesitate to use chemical weapons if things get worse. we go to the coast of honduras, where cocaine has become the country's curse. and running for gold. how an olympian overcame the odds to compete for america. >> when i look at where i came from, i have to pinch myself. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. tonight, the fighting in syria appears to be moving closer to the center of the capital, damascus. over the past couple days, clashes between government forces and rebel fighters have taken place in the southern suburbs of the city. now, even more worrying, syria's for ambassador to iraq, who defected last week, said that forces loyal to president saleh saad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons. -- syria's former ambassador to iraq, who defected last week, said that forces loyal to president assad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons. >> international diplomacy is struggling to find a way out. in these pictures, activists say people are trying to flee heavy shelling in damascus.
reportedly been used in areas to the city's south. committee of the red cross to join the united nations in describing the conflict in syria as a civil war. the red cross had previously kept its assessment to a handful of flashpoint areas, but now says the violence is nationwide. the observer mission meanwhile has confirmed heavy weaponry was used last week in the village of tremseh, where pro-assad forces were accused of massacring more than 100 civilians. u.n. spokesperson announced the observers' findings earlier today. >> our observers confirmed the use of direct and indirect weapons including artillery and mortar shells and small arms. counts of 27 eyewitnesses' we interviewed, the consistent accounts indicated the attacks were 5:00 in the morning by shelling and ground forces. >> the al-assad regime has denied carrying out a massacre in tremseh, claiming it killed anti-government rebels. the an arab league peace envoy kofi annan is headed to moscow for talks on a new security council response to the ongoing violence in syria. deputyng in lebanon, dietar secretary state william burn
strived to ensure that justice for those who are most vulnerable among us is had. the late justice matthew tobreaner was revered as a legal scholar and humanitarian who did not hesitate to speak out on behalf of the disadvantaged and marginalized individuals. in fact, he expressed some time ago the very fundamental principle, whatever hardship poverty may cause in society generally, the judicial process must make itself available to the indigent. it must free itself of the sanctions born of financial inability. and it is that principle that is the foundation of this award. and so a memory of justice -- and i want to give a shout out to michael and the tobreaner for working so well since 2000 on collaborating on the meaning of this award. it has been an award that pays tributes to individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to assist the most vulnerable members of our community and to strengthen the principle of equal access to justice. so today it's my honor to represent a bay area woman who exemplifies her distinguished career in the bay area for over 45 years. as the first african-am
technology and be a national showcase for the use of technology. why not do that right here in san francisco, which is the innovation capital of the world as stated by mayor ed lee at your inauguration. and we are going to make that happen. going back to 2003 when make homer visited greg sur here is he sfpd and would ridicule him for how backward the police departments basically across the country were in technology, it may have taken us a while, but today we are here to announce that we have fulfilled mike homer's dream. his dream was to be ahead of technology, not along with it or behind it, but ahead of it. by equiping these cadets, soon to be police officers, with technology, as greg sur said, 30% more time on the streets of san francisco with the distance of -- the citizens of san francisco. that is a material change. like greg, i want to honor mike, mike's mom and her family who are here, who live just down the street, i think. so with that, sf-city is honored to be here, honored to be included, and i think we will help the city of san francisco continue to stay ahead of technology and
,000 square feet into office use. currently the building as 100,000 gross square feet, of which 24,000 square feet is dedicated to parking. the subject building will receive authorization for 49,000 square feet of office space. there are no alterations proposed under this application. the project sponsor has submitted a concerned maintenance plan. it would result in 140,000 of gross square feet. the proposed project requires the use of planning code section 8 cents bid has been found it eligible for the california register. 220, the historic preservation commission review the proposed maintenance -- june 20, the historic preservation commission reviewed the proposed maintenance plan. step was received no public comment on the proposed project and recommends approval. thank you. president fong: is there any public comment? >> good afternoon, commissioners. john on behalf of the private sponsor. the building was built in 1920's as an industrial building. it underwent renovation in 1984. it is currently being proposed to be completely converted to office use. there are no interior or exterior re
later. basically, investment in all of these services allowed us to start realignment out with the perspective of needing to build the plan with the services. we were really successful on sb 68 we wanted to continue that success. basically, we created a plan that was a model. a lot of other counties did not know where to start. it helped other counties throughout the state take a more balanced approach. not all jurisdictions decided to invest as heavily in services as we did. but in fact, many of them did and we received many letters of approval from many counties. and did redefine many felonies. many felonies now under penal code 1178 that weapon punished -- punishable by serveing priso, now they will be served in county jail. they can be served in all jail sentences, or split between jail and mandatory supervision. we have, in fact, created a third way that they could be served, which is totally allowable under the law but was not really thought about in the first place, where basically we are using all aspects of the law. 100% of it can also be spent on intensive commit
down. that has allowed us to use the resources that we have always been using for community programs and to use them now for this population that is coming out of state prison or directly to us, instead of to state prison. i have a slide here talking about the parole violation we have seen. those are really jumped. yes, they have jumped quite a bit. a total that we have had is about 1439 parole violations in the past 30 months, which is a dramatic increase. we still have maybe 20 a month at the most. this is kind of on heard of. however, if you look at that, some of them were sent to county jail for parole violations, some released without any further effort on our part. we have a number of violations, some with parolees. once again, violations, not people. some of these people have violate more than once, some more than twice. >> what are the reasons for that huge increase in parole violation? >> i wish i knew the answer. i would suspect that what is happening is the state prisons have more people coming in rick recognition a realignment, and now it is coming down to the local level
to shut this off. we use it for cooking, eating and hot water. there were 40,000 people that called pg and e about their gas. that means they call turned off their gas? did they need to do that? when do you have to? when there is a problem. how long did you think it takes pg and e to get out and turn it back on? 45,000 people. days weeks, may be a month. who has seen this in the streets. a lot of muck is in there is it's full of dirt and weeds you turn it to the right to tighten it and left to loosen it. your home work you have to look at your house, pop open the lid, look in there see what's going on in there it's not nice and clean like this. who has seen this around their house? everybody. each meter has a shut off. you want to find out where your gas meter is. you can keep track of your usage but you will know how to shut it off. here's the shut off. i have some tools up here, you can look at these. any hardware store has these. they fit on this and it allows you to turn off the gas. when we talk about the wheels it's these on top. if you have a broken pipe. they will spin like mad
. çtogether weç have plenty ofxk ahead of us, and i humbly ask for yourççç help and support. forxd now, i am honored, and i wouldçñr like to askççoku!cea joyous occasion. thank you, from the bottom of my heart. çççççñrxdççç[cheçççç zçthank you,vç ççmayor brow. ççç[applause] çç >> good evening. we are officially going to get started. if you want to take a seat -- good evening and welcome to tenderloin elementary school, district 6. my name is jane kim. i have the honor of serving as the representative for this district. thank you so much for being here today. this is our second year doing this and i've seen many familiar faces from last year as well. how wanted knowledge this was initiated last year by our mayor ed lee, who wanted to make sure we were engaging in a much more transparent process around the budget where we were able to hear from stakeholders in terms of what you want to see it in terms of priorities of city dollars. as many of you know, the city budget is the most important policy document that we, on the board of sup
. i want to make sure the way that we are analyzing this, what we need to be doing is using art cities -- the way we analyze projects. this is not the first large project. this is a very important project. it needs to betj analyzed very carefully and evaluated very carefully. every project is unique, we have approved many projects which are quite larger than that this project in terms of their transit impacts. i guess my question, you spent some time talking about the way the department analyzed the traffic impacts, where you derive the data and so forth. is this analysis -- were using the same methodology used with other significant projects in the city? >> absolutely. supervisor wiener: did you go back in use stale data out when we were using current data and other products -- projects? >> we tweak the methodology for each individual project based on the available data. as a general rule, the methodology outlined in the slide is applicable to all transportation. supervisor wiener: i understand some of thev-u)h critiques thate coming forward. i also understand there is a debate going
of us here at ucsf. thank you, leader pelosi. this is a great day today for us at ucsf mission bay and the entire mission bay community. the transportation secretary's announcement earlier today of a $10 million infrastructure investment in mission bay is yet another vote of confidence in the great city of san francisco and our dynamic mission bay community. the grant which the d.c. insiders call a tiger grant will drink infrastructure that is critical for ensuring access for program at ucsf mission bay. with respect to point out the $1.5 million 550-bed hospital. it will provide aid to women, children and cancer patients. construction is underway directly south of us scheduled to open in early 2015. more broadly, the transportation -- will be a key transit source for the full ufsf campus providing bike lines, pedestrian walkways and transit editions necessary to serve this vibe brant and still growing community. as the second largest provider of employment in the city continued success is key to our city and our nation's economic competitiveness. thank you so much, speaker pelosi,
get government business. what's worse, they exclaim one of the companies used your tax dollars to ship jobs overseas. first of all they point to this fellow who a big democratic fund-raiser. there he is right there sitting next to the president. let's follow the trail, according to the romney people. they say that big donor there is appointed to a white house council on jobs. the private company invest in the electric car company called fiscar automote i. they are approved for a half billion dollar loan from the automotive industry. and fisker ends up having the first cars made in finland. >> what else have you found out when you dig for more details. >> well, what we find, wolf, is a totally different story. fisker tells us they got involved in a government loan program. it was back during the bush administration fisker raised about a billion dollars from investors. yeah, he's a wealthy guy. just one of the guys out there. furthermore, fisker, we asked, has your company ever been aware of any political favors. their answer, absolutely not. as for the fabulous looking cars that they're
everything in the past. and in the u.s. we don't see them often. i'm martin savage. thanks for joining me. wolf blitzer is in "the situation room" next. >> martin, thanks very much. happening now, bruising back and forth between the obama and romney campaign. we're checking the cronyism accusatio accusations. >>> and we'll talk to someone who suggested that mitt romney may have committed a felon. >>> also crime fighting robots. this amazing technology turnss science fiction into amazing life saving facts. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> first it's today's new round of attack in the presidential race campaign and the much winning battleground state of ohio this afternoon. president obama slammed the tax proposals, warninging they'll send thousands of u.s. jobs overs overs overseas. > the romney campaign is accusing them of another dishonest attack. why did the president level this new corporate tax attack on romney in ohio? >> reporter: well, wolf, the president is trying to draw sharp contrast between his campaign and romney's campaign, trying to suggest romney i
after weeks of legal back and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use tha
a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were alre
. >> that would be helpful. getting back to the calculation of the special use district -- my understanding is we passed a resolution in september of 2010 that required as a city any new development projects shouted substantially fill the i think from the numbers of the inclusion rehousing0g -- i just need to know how you come to the conclusion about how that fills the housing goals of the city? >> the 220 units is 15% of the overall units within the -- 20% -- thank you. it providesfyzx for the requise minimum affordable housing requirement under the sud, therefore we feel the 220 it basedcjÑ upon what we calculates the numbers of units we could ultimately produce with the contribution both affordable rental initially and three the repayments from the downpayment assistance, we could produce at least 220 affordable units. >> -- supervisor mar: it just sounds as woefully inadequate. i know that even the housing element, 60% is at least affordable. i wonder if you have any sense of whether it just keeping the bare minimum given the impact of lower income people who may be part of the workforce fr
who kind of had been hit by like the aftershock of it and then kind of went running ast us.and two men were standing under a area fridayywhen a lightning strike knocked them to the grrond.the shock was enough to ssnd one of them into cardiac arrest, eventually killing him. he leavessbehind a big family. nine children are now missing their father because he was out here to have a nice afternoon.i'm andrew spencer reporting. the other man in the georgia incident regained conscioosness s emergency crews tended to him.his conditton is unknown. unknown.according to the "san antonno express-newss... the chances of getting hit by lightning in a year... is one in a million.the odds of lifetime... is one in city officials are hoping the recent wells fargo decision, ii juut the start of a housing recovery in it really take for those seeeinn homes, to give the city a chance? joel d. smith is live &pat aahouse ow, that could be the template for reversing a &plong trend of residents leaving ccarm city. gooo morning joel d. 3 3 3 gas prices have dropped nearly seven cents over the past slide
everything that we have done thus far, and by the way, without us having done those public/private partnerships, we would not have seen this grant. we learned that from the tiger one grants. leader pelosi was up there with me not too long ago when we were complimenting the structure of the old non-safe drive to welcome in the parkway. i know that as more competition comes from limited federal moneys, we have got to prove do we have our game together and our game and our act is about building the whole neighborhood. not just one part or the other. not just getting started. these funds are some competitive now that every time we win one, we're going to celebrate even better because they are in the context of other things that we have to do in a public/private setting. i want to thank fair lawn capital. i want to thank the mission bay development group that has been working on and on. i want to thank our redevelopment partners and d.p.w. and sfmta and all of our public agency partners for their working together because this does really create that collaboration that is absolut
to accommodate many modes end users. this is a street that is well used by cars. a number of muni lines go across broadway or long runway. we have bike routes, and we have traffic that is really important, particularly to the businesses that are on stockton street. one question we asked was if there is an opportunity to reallocate the roadway to better serve the uses we see on the street today? traffic analysis shows that there is a morning toll lane that is not at capacity right now, so our preferred design option really builds on this idea. what we have proposed is that we would eliminate that eastbound tolling, and that allows us to have two traffic lanes in each direction, and then we can provide parking all day on both sides of the street. a number of other streets -- streetscape amenities would be included such as crosswalk improvements, lighting. the package we are seeing in other streetscape improvements across the city. and in transit improvements. there are two bus stops on the street, so how to improve existing bus stop locations. if we zoom in, this is really the heart of the neighbor
, not that is only required by law. so you can't make the findings and i would ask you to deny the conditional use and not make the findings. president fong: thank you. joyce lewis. we have to keep the door clear. i think most of you guys have kind of spoken already. kathleen courtney, frank clamath, michael finnick, i think you may have spoke already, willie adams. >> i'm joyce lewis. first of all, i would like to say that i have lived in the neighborhood for over 40-plus years and even as a child, myself and my siblings were sent to that church for sunday school. so i do have a long history with the church itself. i also wanted to note that the neighbors and the neighborhood association had tried to work with the developer and the respond -- sponsor for many years as we are anxious to have this abandoned building dealt with. it's a aye sore and the homeless and all of that other stuff that has been going on. but 20 years ago, it was really a beautiful church as one person had noted how it was so like a piece of art and so that it was actually an asset to the neighborhood. it brought space to the
schedule. these are all protective measures to insure a fair and equitable process is used in providing subtenant agreements and revenue flows are maximized. that in our best interest so the commencement of net revenue to this city is as early as possible. these are joint mutual goals of the corporation, association, and the city. i want to thank monica and michael for their presentation and thank the council and our counsel who spent years putting this together. it has been a thoughtful process going forward. we would not be here without the support and guidance of the corporation board as well as the pros a source the asian board who has been a partner in this venture. -- the pros association board. some issues need to come together but it has been moved out of land use and to the full board and it will be considering that i am on july 17. supervisor chu: does that complete your presentation? i do have a few questions. with regard to the 50-year positive experience we have currently, i think the budget analyst report noted in your presentation and you relate we have not been receiving
fraction of your employees were driving as opposed to using other boats? >> i don't have that in front of me but what -- as opposed to other modes. >> i don't have that in front of me. supervisor chiu: my understanding is the numbers are far different from what you are estimating that will be the new vehicle trips. these numbers -- there is a lot to be asked. if you could get that information to as quickly, that would be helpful. supervisor campos: i'm wondering if this assumption has been verified through the mta? can we hear from the mta on that? again -- we have had many discussions over the years about how we try to get people to ride public transit. when we have had questions about health care in this project, we have asked the department of public health -- we are talking about public transit and i'm wondering ifln[9 the mta has an opinion as to how accurate an assumption that is already based on data that is 11 years old -- how reasonable assumption is that? k$bo>> i was just asking jerry robbins who was reviewing the study and he just indicated he did review the study but did
to apologize. very good to hear. we're happy for elizabeth. that will do it for us tonight. thank you for joining us. don lemon back here next week. >>> tonight, on "cnn presents," soldier guinea pigs. >> he received a high dose of the incapacitating agent. >> they were never supposed to talk about this. it was top secret. >> reporter: forgotten heroes. this expensive slice of california real estate is supposed to house america's homeless veterans. so, guess who we found sleeping outside? betrayal of trust? sexual assaults on the rise at the nation's prestigious military academies. >> i remember him turning off the lights and me asking, what are you doing? >> women who feel betrayed by the military they committed to serve. and the pentagon's battle to do something about it. revealing investigations, fascinating characters, stories with impact. this is "cnn presents" with tonight's host, drew griffin. >> tonight, a special look at some of the men and women who have served our country. an eye-opening investigation into the unbelievable injustices done to them. we begin with the startlin
, they ultimately recommended approval. those were the highlights of that hearing. which will put us under general public comment. at this time, members of the public may address the commission on items except for agenda items. with respect to the agenda items, i your opportunity to address the commission will correspond with the agenda. i have one speaker card. president fong: great. i have one speaker card. linda chapman. >> at a recent hearing, i told you about the history, and i just wanted to talk a little bit more about some of those buildings we were trying to save. at the time on jones street, there was a big move to demolish rental housing to create condo's. there were lessons learned from that. 1300 sacramento and jones, which is still there, was proposed for demolition. the battle went on for seven years. at the time, it was considered sensitive. it was a curated building. it was landmarked. all the sudden, the developer decided it would be a good thing to develop a 2200 story condo. and he evicted his 22 tenants. and mentioned this before. and then, what happened? the planning commissi
to the battleground state. he stepped up his outsourcing attacks on romney. he used reports by tax notes to claims on romney wants to ship jobs overseas. >> we have not found any serious economic study that says governor romney's economic plan would create jobs until today. i've got to be honest. today we found out there's a new study out by nonpartisan economists that says governor romn romney's plan would create 800,000 jobs. there's one problem. the jobs wouldn't be in america. >> some of president advisors favor the idea as well. >>> we've got a lot more ahead this hour. take a look. >> we just pray that they are found and brougt back to their families. >> few leads but lots of questions over the disappearance of two iowa girls. they went for a back ride and vanished. >> i'm trying to stay positive and hope that god returns them to us safely. >> now the search for clues, anything to help find them. >>> those two americans taken hostage in egypt have been freed. find out how it went down. >>> later, living proof that perti pertistance pays off. how this man recovered his stolen car 42 years lat
used before. so i hope that is separated from this and but, for this project cannot go forward, thank you. >> linda chapman for knob hill neighbors which fought a project once before. i thought 13000 sacramento was the worst thing that happened to knob hill. at least they kept the homeless and blight inside for the seven years that we fought them until we stopped it. during that time, it was recognized as such a threat to the city that all of the neighborhood groups came in and we had a list of 45 organizations including coalitions of churches and everyone else. we have to remember who is the owner here. it is the methodist church. the methodist church needs to get an alternative. they need to stop coming in with this kind of project. you have to use the no project alternative that is considered in the e.i.r. and vote no. and then eventually they will come in with something that will eliminate the blight whether it be partial restoration which we hope will happen or whether it be a project that is compatible with the neighborhood. this is a perfectly decent looking building. south of
and substance use disorders. joining us in our panel today are dr. h. wesley clark, director, center for substance abuse treatment, substance abuse and mental health services administration, u.s. department of health and human services, rockville, maryland; dr. thomas mclellan, director, center for substance abuse solutions, philadelphia, pennsylvania; dr. alexandre laudet, director, center for the study of addictions and recovery, national development and research institutes, incorporated, new york, new york; dr. candace peterson, associate scientist, evaluation shared service, university of wisconsin population health institute, madison, wisconsin. dr. clark, what does research to practice mean and what does it mean for a methodology or a practice to be evidence-based? research to practice is a concept that captures the evolvement in the research community with regard to various aspects of, in this case, substance abuse or mental health care in an effort to increase the ability to positively affect the individual who's affected by it. so, evidence-based, then, is mobilizing adminis
at immigration and the u.s. economy. >> susie: that and more tonight on n.b.r.! another disappointing drop in retail sales, a sign that the u.s. economy is limping along. it's the third month in a row that retail sales fell and that pushed down stocks today. retail sales fell 0.5% in june. analysts were expecting an increase. not since the height of the financial crisis has there been a string of declines from the retail sector. erika miller reports. >> shoppers didn't just spend less at department stores, auto dealerships, and furniture stores. spending fell in june in almost every category. that's not the only worrisome sign. when retail sales fall three months in a row, it can sometimes signal recession. but that's probably not the case this time. >> the retail sales report was disappointing. it reflects ongoing slowdown in the global economy, ongoing weakness in the u.s. economy. it should come as no surprise when you see businesses not willing to add significant quantities. >> reporter: today's retail data did prompt some economists to downgrade their estimates for 2nd quarter econom
be defeated, the love god and the will of the people. >> earlier tonight, i spoke with a man who served two u.s. presidents as the american ambassador to syria. i asked ambassador edward deregin what he thinks this defection says about the disability of syria's leadership. take a listen. >> i think these are the beginning indications of the dissent within the syrian government and regime that is now beginning to surface. when you begin to have high level defections like this and also manaf tlas, a general very close to the assad family, it indicates that the divisions within the government are beginning to surface and i think we can anticipate more defections in the future. >> dow? >> when defections like this begin to occur, the political perception that the regime is being weakened from within is very important. and that can take on a momentum of its own. so it's not so much the importance of one or two or three people defecting, but it's the growing perception that the divisions within the regime are coming to the floor and the regime is beginning to weaken from within. >> who is calling for
. romney hits back saying the president uses taxpayer money to help his wealthy donors while the middle class struggles. >>> authorities release documents on dozens of phone calls made by the man accused of killing an unarmed black teenager. breaking news in the george zimmerman case. >>> plus if you use hairspray, nail polish or certain other cosmetics you need to hear this. jenna: i'm listening. jon: how the things that keep you looking good might contribute to bringing on a very bad medical condition. it's all "happening now.". jenna: we have a lot of great stories for you today but we start with this fox news alert. brand new information, brand new report on the kidnapping of a boston pastor in egypt. we're glad you're with us, everyone. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the man who claims to have abducted the reverend michel louis, an american women with their church group and a tour guide claims he is talking to intelligence officials about releasing them but it comes with a condition. now there is word a secret plan might be in the works, this as the abductor else tells the ap h
, we got off the phone a short while ago from a official in the u.s. embassy in cairo. that person maintains line that american authorities are working with egyptian authorities for the safe release of the three. there could be developments in the next few hours but so far nothing new on that. it happened on friday as you said on egypt's sinai peninsula. this mission group was said to be on their way to israel after perhaps a visit to that mt. sinai site when the incident happened. armed bedouin tribes people, boarding the bus and demanding a few people get off. the word we're getting is that the pastor, michel louis offered himself instead of other passengers. he was taken along with that woman, along with their tour guide. the demand is that the uncle of the main leader of this, these hostage-takers should be released from a alexander, egypt jail. he said is being jailed on drug chars. the word we're getting egyptian authorities are not budging yet on that demand, jon. jon: what has been the reaction back home from the pastor's con agation, et cetera? >> you can imagine how conce
of the redevelopment agency may be happy for some state officials, but some of us have been left behind. a few years ago we took the delegation to vallejo, and warned ossie dviavis they were on trouble. the city went bankrupt. this is about how you treat the poor. at the end of the day, nations and states and localities have failed because the poor people do not have an opportunity. i want to put that in the front burner. i thank you for coming out and sharing the information you have on the city budget, thank you. [applause] >> fantastic ideas that we have heard here today. thank you, mayor and supervisors were coming out to hear these ideas. the arts are an incredible value add to san francisco. we bring in an enormous amount to the tourism budget. we hvave some funding with the hotel task fund. it has gone into the general fund, and we have a chance that is about to be completed for the 1% for public arts, and is being expanded. thank you, to a large amount of the soma area, and we want to make sure we don't lose this with the new housing developments coming up. there are chances to feed into thi
of the innovation economy. we are finally seeing once again california's innovation is leading us out of the last three years of recession. i do not know about you but i am pretty tired of the recession. i made a statement several years ago that it was about time for an adjustment to the economy, things were too expensive, overheated. two years after that, i regretted making that comment. it was great to hear jim say when you look at education, you look at the programs, traveling around the world, that there is one constant. there are people and technology that say this is a place they want to be. entrepreneurs say this is where they want to be. when companies like facebook are started at an institution like harvard and a pier, you start to recognize why this is so special and fiber and why innovation is a bleeding heart economy. so let me try to give some brief introductions about our panel today. i have to confess, i only just met one of our panelists, lee said dyson, the ceo of coverity. she got a ph.d. in physics from mit but felt the urge to come out here to california and she did her resear
compared with projections, we recommend using the same marker as arena. thank you. >> thank you. any public comment on this item? we have two speaker cards. the first is dominate -- domin ique tan and hattie lu. any other public comment on this item? >> peter cohen. we spent a lot of time on the housing element drafting process. l ++ elements the city has had. it is nicely crafted. there were implementation measures at the back. number one would create what is number one would create what is called a dashboard, regular it is the best practice. we're institutionalizing our commitment. it is something we see we're holding ourselves to in our day- to-day practice. we're not here to tell the planning department how to work. we think these are compliments to how data is made available to the public, policymakers, and the board. on specifics, the mood to the administrative code makes sense. we looked at that. the section is where other monitoring requirements are being packaged. it seems an appropriate place. how are details suggestion is to title that in an intuitive way. we would suggest callin
partner in our mission. they have helped us provide breast health education, outreach, comprehensive diagnostic, and more for our clients free of charge. they have been a primary supporter of the annual fund- raising events donating much- needed funds to the clients and residents for our overall mission. it is our firm belief that preventative and educational care is essential, and all patients deserve excellent health care regardless of their income, background, or nature of their illness. many in other areas throughout the city will be served at these new hospitals. your decision will make a positive difference in the lives of many. >> next speaker. >> i am the general manager of the oval hotel. i am in support of building. at my hotel was right next door to the location of the project. currently affect my business on a daily basis. the vacant lots there that are vacant currently, i have the issues in my hotel room everyday that affect the safety of my team and the safety of my guests. having that there is going to bring to me as a seasonal business owner, year-round business that
restraints in place where it is made clear the corporation must use commercially reasonable practices, achieve the project calls, maximize the revenues, and maintain a reasonable cost structure in operating the market. these are all quotes from least -- they must apply best practices of the international facility management association and those of the international right of way association in their transaction dealings with subtenants so we have clear metrics for performance. if they do not, a notice of defect could be provided by the city and the path of resolution is undoubtedly the lease. if not resolved fairly and expeditiously, the city could take the extreme step of removing them management team under the terms of the lease. given however the 50-year excellent working relationships of far, we do not foresee that day coming. yet we have built into the lease this worst-case scenario and resolution to that scenario. there are also robust reporting requirements along the way as we move through the phases of construction. these include approval requirements of this city that covers
, an invisible vapor, a cloud of smoke. we do not know -- >> reporter: the u.s. was also developing psychochemical weapons of its own. >> here's a group of normal soldiers responding correctly to a group of routine drill commands. after receiving a small dose of lsd, they're confused and undisciplined. >> reporter: edgewood arsenal was where much of the research took place. using men like tim josephs. >> when i got there, it did not look like a military base, more like a hospital. >> reporter: describe it. what was it that you saw? >> everyone's in lab coats. some military doctors, i guess, and some were civilian doctors. but they were well aware that you were a private and they were captain and up. and i expressed my concern right from the beginning. they took me aside and said, you volunteered for this. if you don't do it, there's most likely prison and a dishonorable discharge. >> reporter: you were intimidated? >> yes. >> reporter: 0ersed? >> yes. >> reporter: forced? >> forced. >> reporter: you didn't sign up for this? >> no, not at all. >> i reported up there september the 3rd
process, it is important that everybody is on the same page. you know, when you come in, you try to use your credentials and what you've learned so far, and your work experience, you know, to an advantage. but, after a while, you can only go so far with that and you have to, you know, just upgrade yourself and polish your styles, accounts, and linear techniques because the population you're serving is different than the one you just came from. my hope for the recovery community is that a reconciliation of science and spirituality, that we learn from what science teaches us about the brain and apply it to the more spiritual principles of recovery which talk about what do we want out of life. and there shouldn't be any reason why these two approaches can't coexist. i wish they didn't get me crying. [laughter] it's real important that they understand that we are all in this process. and if i was able to come out of that process successfully and have the opportunity to be able to be of service to help you, then you can do it, too. i'm learning that i'm not my disease. it's just something th
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